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Bouchard Pere et Fils Signature Wines and their terroirs.


(posted 3/4/2010)

Luc Bouchard compares the signature wines of Bouchard Pere et Fils from the Cote de Beaune and the Cote de Nuits in Burgundy. He explains how Volnay Caillerets, Vignes l'Enfant Jesus, and Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Cailles display their terroirs.
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Bouchard Auxey Duresses 2006 
Characteristics: We have more Red Burgundy without notes that any other varietal or region. That is probably because we buy more wines from this region than any other and barrel tasting notes are very early impressions so not very useful in this context. The wines vary within the region but are nearly all made from the same varietal, Pinot Noir, so I can give you a reliable idea of what to expect. The colour can range from robish to quite light but don’t be fooled. The nose is tease; its ethereal, dried roses, spring deciduous leaf, tea leaves and often a sweet earthiness. In the mouth it is often very supple and silken. The flavours are from a motley palette including cherries of most any hue, sometimes truffle, gaminess and a wonderful comforting earthiness.
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 4 out of 5
Type: Red
Price: $400.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750ML
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Beaune Clos de la Mousse 2008 
Characteristics: In another life I may have been a mouse; I love the aroma of fromage. Cheese lovers will say that such a broad statement is not possible and I agree but nearly all cheeses do smell good to me. White burgundy can sometimes have a vaguely cheese-like aroma. This Beaune Clos de la Mousse is one of those. While there are lots of fruit and some citrus fragrances a wonderful ethereal cheese wrapped in grape leaves smell. In the mouth there is an enervating edginess, minerals, lemon zest and kiwi. - Wine reviewed by LAC. August, 2010.

Classification: PREMIER CRU - Côte de Beaune - Red

Grape varieties: Pinot Noir

General wine notes:
Fruit aromas combined with light toasty notes. Both fleshy and refined, Clos de la Mousse reveals its charms with delicacy. Good ageing potential.

Service: Between 17°C to 18°C
-notes from Bouchard Pere et Fils
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 4 out of 5
Type: Red
Price: $50.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Beaune du Château Rouge 2006 
Characteristics: We have more Red Burgundy without notes that any other varietal or region. That is probably because we buy more wines from this region than any other and barrel tasting notes are very early impressions so not very useful in this context. The wines vary within the region but are nearly all made from the same varietal, Pinot Noir, so I can give you a reliable idea of what to expect. The colour can range from robish to quite light but don’t be fooled. The nose is tease; its ethereal, dried roses, spring deciduous leaf, tea leaves and often a sweet earthiness. In the mouth it is often very supple and silken. The flavours are from a motley palette including cherries of most any hue, sometimes truffle, gaminess and a wonderful comforting earthiness.
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 4 out of 5
Type: Red
Price: $43.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Beaune Greves Jesus 2006 
Characteristics: We have more Red Burgundy without notes that any other varietal or region. That is probably because we buy more wines from this region than any other and barrel tasting notes are very early impressions so not very useful in this context. The wines vary within the region but are nearly all made from the same varietal, Pinot Noir, so I can give you a reliable idea of what to expect. The colour can range from robish to quite light but don’t be fooled. The nose is tease; its ethereal, dried roses, spring deciduous leaf, tea leaves and often a sweet earthiness. In the mouth it is often very supple and silken. The flavours are from a motley palette including cherries of most any hue, sometimes truffle, gaminess and a wonderful comforting earthiness.
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: not available
Type: Red
Price: $100.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Beaune Greves Jesus 2006 
Characteristics: Sustainable | FIRST THE NAME: The name Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus refers to an old story. It is said that Marguerite du Saint Sacrement, the founding carmelite of the "Domestiques de la famille du Saint Enfant Jesus" predicted the birth of the king of France, Louis XIV, although his mother Anne of Austria was infertile. On the birth of the future Roi Soleil, this exceptional vineyard which belonged to the Carmelites, took on the name Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus. In 1791, when all national property was sold, Bouchard Père et Fils put in a bid for the vineyard, situated in the heart of the 79 acres of the Beaune Grèves appellation, of which it still has the monopoly today. For all its resplendent balance of power and grace and its beguiling texture many among us call this baby Jesus in velvet pants –perhaps a cheeky twist on the phrase an iron fist in a velvet glove.

THE WINE’S TELLTALE TASTE: Superb fruit and spice aromas with an oaky note. Intense, full and yet delicate on the palate, the wine has a charming velvetiness. Very good ageing potential read an easy 10 years and more. A wine for game birds, fattened chicken in cream sauce, Burgundian cheeses

THE KNOW HOW OF WORKING THE VINES, WINEMAKING AND MATURING: This Premier Cru parcel is tended by a vine-grower who takes care of the vineyard up to the harvest. Working with the cycle of nature, he enables the terroir to fully express its nuances from vintage to vintage. Following hand picking in small cases, ruthless sorting of the grapes, total or partial destemming depending on the vintage, and fermentation in small containers, gentle pressing ensures optimal vinification. Depending on the profile of the vintage, vatting lasts 12 to 15 days before maturing is carried out for 10 to 18 months in French oak barrels, with 60 to 85% new barrels. The cellars of the Bastions of the ancient Château de Beaune offer natural ambient conditions that are perfectly adapted to ageing the Premiers Crus.
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 5 out of 5
Type: Red
Price: $1,600.00/bottle
Bottle size: 1500ML
Bottles Per Case: 6
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Bouchard Bourgogne Blanc 2008 
Characteristics: Classification: REGIONALE - Bourgogne - White

Grape varieties: Chardonnay

General wine notes:
Aromatic bouquet. Round - though not heavy - and silky, with charming fruitiness.

Service: Between 10°C to 12°C
-notes from Bouchard Pere et Fils
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 3 out of 5
Type: White
Price: $20.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Chassagne-Montrachet Blanc 2006 
Characteristics: Perfumed aromas of green apple, nougat and a bit of citrus lead to a giving palate of gentle pear and lemon with a hint of anise at the finish. -DYB
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: not available
Type: White
Price: $83.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Chevalier-Montrachet 2005 
Characteristics: The southern portion of Burgundy, the Cotes du Beaune is home to the other great Chardonnay wines in the world; Chablis is the other. The wine is generally aged in oak barrels and the fruit is usually riper giving fuller, rounder wines. Sites within the commune vary dramatically in quality and prices. The wines at Premier Cru level and above should be nutty, buttery and toasty, but with racy acidity and often hints of unusual mineral and stony flavours. These are white wines that can reward cellaring for between 5 and 15 years.
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 4 out of 5
Type: White
Price: $335.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Chevalier-Montrachet 2006 
Characteristics: The southern portion of Burgundy, the Cotes du Beaune is home to the other great Chardonnay wines in the world; Chablis is the other. The wine is generally aged in oak barrels and the fruit is usually riper giving fuller, rounder wines. Sites within the commune vary dramatically in quality and prices. The wines at Premier Cru level and above should be nutty, buttery and toasty, but with racy acidity and often hints of unusual mineral and stony flavours. These are white wines that can reward cellaring for between 5 and 15 years.
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: not available
Type: White
Price: $460.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Gevrey Chambertin 2004 
Characteristics: Pronounced grilled, leafy forest floor on the nose with floral cedar berry, a touch of blood, cherry and raspberry. The palate shows a firm grip and a promising longevity. It is rich and full making the ducts salivate for all the bright fruit it holds –delicious, fragrant and earthy through the end. How about pan seared goose breast during its youth and a Madeira sautéed mushroom sauce over a simple filet in another five years? 13% alc.
-Wine review by Nicholas Livingston, May 2009
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 4 out of 5
Type: Red
Price: $48.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Le Corton Grand Cru Rouge 2006 
Characteristics: We have more Red Burgundy without notes that any other varietal or region. That is probably because we buy more wines from this region than any other and barrel tasting notes are very early impressions so not very useful in this context. The wines vary within the region but are nearly all made from the same varietal, Pinot Noir, so I can give you a reliable idea of what to expect. The colour can range from robish to quite light but don’t be fooled. The nose is tease; its ethereal, dried roses, spring deciduous leaf, tea leaves and often a sweet earthiness. In the mouth it is often very supple and silken. The flavours are from a motley palette including cherries of most any hue, sometimes truffle, gaminess and a wonderful comforting earthiness.
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: not available
Type: Red
Price: $1,296.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750ML
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Meursault 2005 
Characteristics: Wow. Well, if you are already a fan of Meursault this wine is going to make you a very happy camper. If you are looking to see what all the fuss is about, this is a great place to start too. This wine is rich in the nose with ripe caramel apple notes, and a smoky, yeasty richness all rounded out by gently buttered toast. The mouth is full with the weight and viscosity that makes Meursault such an easy Burgundy to love. Smooth as silk with a creamy, grilled apple quality that actually maintains a remarkable balance of "elegant meets lush." The finish is long and superb, inspriring you to come back to the glass for more! -WB
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 4 out of 5
Type: White
Price: $55.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Meursault Les Clous 2006 
Characteristics: The southern portion of Burgundy, the Cotes du Beaune is home to the other great Chardonnay wines in the world; Chablis is the other. The wine is generally aged in oak barrels and the fruit is usually riper giving fuller, rounder wines. Sites within the commune vary dramatically in quality and prices. The wines at Premier Cru level and above should be nutty, buttery and toasty, but with racy acidity and often hints of unusual mineral and stony flavours. These are white wines that can reward cellaring for between 5 and 15 years.
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: not available
Type: White
Price: $67.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Meursault Perrieres 2004 
Characteristics: Classic, classic Meursault nose and I mean this in the most enthusiastic way; more an endearment than a description. For those folks not yet familiar, this is hazelnut, walnut husks after they turn brown and lovely white peach and a lavender honey nuance. For as good as the nose is, the mouth and especially the finish are equally appealing. -LAC, tasted March 2009
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 4 out of 5
Type: White
Price: $91.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Meursault Perrieres 2005 
Characteristics: The southern portion of Burgundy, the Cotes du Beaune is home to the other great Chardonnay wines in the world; Chablis is the other. The wine is generally aged in oak barrels and the fruit is usually riper giving fuller, rounder wines. Sites within the commune vary dramatically in quality and prices. The wines at Premier Cru level and above should be nutty, buttery and toasty, but with racy acidity and often hints of unusual mineral and stony flavours. These are white wines that can reward cellaring for between 5 and 15 years.
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: not available
Type: White
Price: $832.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750ML
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Nuits-St-Georges 2003 
Characteristics: Bouchard Nuits-Saint-Georges 2003
This wine is marked by the vintage. So, what do I mean? Well, 2003 was not a warm vintage, it was downright hot. And Pinot Noir, well its sensitive, like me. Bouchard in the last 8 years, and I trust going forward, is a fine Burgundy producer, still the vintage is an uncontrollable constituent. In many of the great growing areas of Europe the vines reacted to the extreme heat by shutting down. Burgundy is a unique region and may have continued activity and I think has made these wines even more reflective of this difficult vintage.
Still, now that I've ruminated on the vintage, this particular wine is very nice, but atypically ripe and rich in the nose and in the mouth too. Full and ripe, it is very satisfying. Enjoy it in full measure but recognize that you are not getting typical Nuits. -LAC, March 2009
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 4 out of 5
Type: Red
Price: $46.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Pommard 1er Cru 2006 
Characteristics: A pretty nose of forest with hints of licorice and spice; the palate shows sweet black cherry/raspberry fruit and dark plum. It's fleshy and very filled out with good structure and body. -DYB
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: not available
Type: Red
Price: $75.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Pouilly Fuisse 2006 
Characteristics: I think alot of 2006 white burgundy are drinking really well now. The nose on the Pouilly-Fuisse is acacia flowers and fromage blanc with wild flower honey. It might be lavendar honey but I'm going with wild flower for now. The flavours are melodious, soft fruity flavours of ripe pear and apple butter. - Wine review by LAC. August, 2010.
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 3 out of 5
Type: White
Price: $25.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Puligny-Montrachet 2008 
Characteristics: Classification: VILLAGE - Côte de Beaune - White

Grape varieties: Chardonnay

General wine notes:
Delicious floral and fruit aromas with a nice oaky note. An attractive marriage between power and elegance, this wine also offers lovely smoothness. Good ageing potential.
Service: Between 12°C to 14°C
-notes from Bouchard Pere & Fils
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 4 out of 5
Type: White
Price: $68.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Puligny-Montrachet Chalumeaux 2005 
Characteristics: The southern portion of Burgundy, the Cotes du Beaune is home to the other great Chardonnay wines in the world; Chablis is the other. The wine is generally aged in oak barrels and the fruit is usually riper giving fuller, rounder wines. Sites within the commune vary dramatically in quality and prices. The wines at Premier Cru level and above should be nutty, buttery and toasty, but with racy acidity and often hints of unusual mineral and stony flavours. These are white wines that can reward cellaring for between 5 and 15 years.
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: not available
Type: White
Price: $86.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Savigny-les-Beaune 2005 
Characteristics: Crisp and fresh, tangy and tart fresh-fruit acidity lifts up juicy cherries on the palate, with subtle notes of earth, structured by soft tannins. -MB (tasted November '08)
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 3 out of 5
Type: Red
Price: $38.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Volnay Caillerets Carnot 6/1500 2008 
Characteristics: Classification: PREMIER CRU - Côte de Beaune - Red

Grape varieties: Pinot Noir

General wine notes:
Exquisite fruit and spice aromas. On the palate, perfect harmony between structure and elegance: rich, complex and voluptuous. Very good ageing potential.
Service: Between 17°C to 18°C
-notes from Bouchard Pere & Fils
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 4 out of 5
Type: Red
Price: $680.00/bottle
Bottle size: 1500ML
Bottles Per Case: 6
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Bouchard Volnay Caillerets Cuvee Carnot 2008 
Characteristics: Classification: PREMIER CRU - Côte de Beaune - Red

Grape varieties: Pinot Noir

General wine notes:
Exquisite fruit and spice aromas. On the palate, perfect harmony between structure and elegance: rich, complex and voluptuous. Very good ageing potential.
Service: Between 17°C to 18°C
-notes from Bouchard Pere et Fils
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 4 out of 5
Type: Red
Price: $680.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750ML
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Volnay Caillerets Cuvee Carnot 2006 
Characteristics: "Garnet colour with purple shades. Fresh and deep bouquet of black and red stewed fruit and mocha combined with a touch of smoke. Ample and rich mouth, with a structure of elegant tannins. A very fine wine."
- wine tasting notes from the winery, February 2008
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 4 out of 5
Type: Red
Price: $1,000.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750ML
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Volnay Clos des Chenes 2008 
Characteristics: Classification: PREMIER CRU - Côte de Beaune - Red

Grape varieties: Pinot Noir

General wine notes:
This wine combines richness and generosity, without losing any of Volnay's elegance and finesse. Rich and fleshy wine. Good ageing potential.
Service: Between 17°C to 18°C
-notes from Bouchard Pere et Fils
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 3 out of 5
Type: Red
Price: $560.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750ML
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Volnay Taillepieds 2006 
Characteristics: We have more Red Burgundy without notes that any other varietal or region. That is probably because we buy more wines from this region than any other and barrel tasting notes are very early impressions so not very useful in this context. The wines vary within the region but are nearly all made from the same varietal, Pinot Noir, so I can give you a reliable idea of what to expect. The colour can range from robish to quite light but don’t be fooled. The nose is tease; its ethereal, dried roses, spring deciduous leaf, tea leaves and often a sweet earthiness. In the mouth it is often very supple and silken. The flavours are from a motley palette including cherries of most any hue, sometimes truffle, gaminess and a wonderful comforting earthiness.
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: not available
Type: Red
Price: $87.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bouchard Vosne Romanee 2006 
Characteristics: Wonderful class, depth, and structure, it's all here. Fresh and youthful now, it certainly shows wisdom beyond its months! Neon-bright cherry, tar, rose petal and pomegranate, in a plush and juicy mouthfeel. It has the completeness one would hope for from Vosne (and Bouchard) and shows great potential. Tasted before release. -BH
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 4 out of 5
Type: Red
Price: $85.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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